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SiriusXM Adds 23,000 Subscribers but Posts Middling Results for 2022 Second Quarter

SiriusXM, home to Howard Stern, posted middling results for 2022’s second financial quarter on Thursday, saying that it added 23,000 paid subscribers to its satellite radio unit in…

Inside the Multi-Billion Dollar Battle Royale Over Music-Streaming Royalties

It’s hard to think of a more brain-deadening topic than the U.S. Copyright Royalty Board’s proceedings over the rates for music streaming. But deep in the dense legalese…

UTA’s Nick Nuciforo Surveys a Resurgent Live Comedy Scene

As our driver approaches the Wiltern Theatre from a jam-packed stretch of Wilshire Boulevard, Nick Nuciforo, partner and head of comedy touring at UTA, keeps his eyes locked on…

Music Industry Moves: Tainy Extends Sony Music Publishing Deal, Pixelynx Taps Former Tidal CEO Richard Sanders

Sony Music Publishing has renewed its worldwide publishing agreement with Tainy, extending the deal which began in 2005. In a press release, Tainy said, “I am grateful that…

French Streaming Service Deezer’s Stock Plunges in Public Debut on Paris Exchange

The French audio streaming service Deezer made its debut on the Paris Euronext market Tuesday and immediately plunged 35% from its €8.5 opening, rising slightly to level off…

James Cameron Might ‘Pass the Baton’ to Another Director After ‘Avatar 3’

Although James Cameron has been deeply entrenched in the development of sequels to his 2009 blockbuster “Avatar” for more than a decade, the director has shared that he’s…

Copyright Royalty Board Confirms Streaming Royalty Raise for Publishers and Songwriters

In a big win for the publishing and songwriting community, the Copyright Royalty Board reaffirmed the 15.1% headline rate increase in royalties paid by streaming services to publishers…

Kate Winslet stuns as fierce ‘warrior’ in first-look ‘Avatar 2’ photo

The Oscar-winning actress described her character as a “fearless leader” in the sequel to the wildly successful first film.

Music Industry Moves: Ciara Inks Deal With Republic and Uptown, Irv Gotti Sells Murder Inc. Stake to Iconoclast for $100 Million

Ciara has signed to Republic Records and Uptown Records through her own label imprint, Beauty Marks Entertainment. Under the partnership, Ciara will be releasing “Jump,” her first single…

Comcast Launches SiriusXM Streaming App on Xfinity Devices

Satellite radio is now on cable. For the first time, Comcast is making SiriusXM’s audio content — including Howard Stern’s popular talk show, 330-plus ad-free music channels, podcasts,…

‘Chernobyl’ Producer Sister Options ‘The Split’ Writer Abi Morgan’s ‘This is Not a Pity Memoir’ – Global Bulletin

OPTION Transatlantic production powerhouse Sister (“Chernobyl”) has optioned the rights to adapt BAFTA and Emmy winning screenwriter and longtime collaborator Abi Morgan’s (“The Split”) “This is Not a Pity…

In Win for Songwriters, Copyright Royalty Board Set to Approve 32% Increase on Music Mechanical Royalties

As often goes in Washington, sometimes the best solution is to meet in the middle. That appears to be the takeaway from today’s motion by the Copyright Royalty…